Wastewater Operator Senior


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Waste Water Plant
109 3rd Ave S
United States of America
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Purpose of Job

Assists the plant Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent with directing the operations and activities of the treatment plant and equipment.

Essential Job Duties 

A.  Operate wastewater plant

  • Monitors and records the operation of all plant equipment, controls, valves, pumps, aeration, chemical injection systems, activated sludge aeration systems, digesters, D.A.F. systems, grit chamber, equalization basins, flow control systems, clarifiers, filters, etc..
  • Directs the performance of operational tests, routine inspections, and preventive maintenance to wastewater plant equipment including cleaning equipment, facilities and tanks, unclogging sprayers and traps, and performing the shut-down and start-up of plant equipment as needed or required.
  • Monitors and documents application of chemicals utilized in processing laboratory tests such as DO, PH and BOD's as performed on samples collected.
  • Prepares requisitions for plant supplies and materials pertaining to pre-treatment; recommends the approval of invoices when received.
  • Assists in the planning, scheduling and direction of process operations and maintenance of the treatment plant.

Other Job Duties

Performs other job duties as assigned, including:

  • Perform related duties and responsibilities to assist other employees in the department as assigned or required.

Primary Job Challenges

Primary challenges of this position include keeping informed of the most current state and federal rules and regulations assuring the treatment plant operates under those requirements.

Minimum Requirements



Education and Experience:

The required knowledge, skill, and abilities to satisfactorily perform job duties are normally acquired through attainment of an Associate’s degree (A.A.) or equivalent; plus three to four years of wastewater plant operation; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Required Certifications/Licenses:                    

TN Grade IV Wastewater Treatment Operator’s Certification